notices what a beautiful day it is as she is outside, taking a stroll, with Spike
Twilight is shocked to see nopony out and about on such a beautiful day.
Deserted Ponyville; there is no one to be seen
An eerie ghost town scene.
Berryshine closes the door.
"Is it some sort of pony holiday?"
"Is it my breath?" *burps*
Twilight talking to Spike.
Nah, you gotta wait until season 6
for that, Spike
Curious about the eerie silence.
Turning on a flashlight briefly opens a portal to a dimension where everything is orange.
A terrified Spike, a face-hoofing Twilight.
Evidently, Pinkie Pie
fears zombie ponies just as much as Spike does.
Spike is terrified of zombie ponies. Twilight is all choked up.
Twilight and Spike in the dark.
"I'm not alone in the dark!"
"Okay then, what are you all doing here in the dark?"
Zecora's very first onscreen appearance.
What, exactly, is she digging for?
Twilight doesn't see what's so scary.
Twilight is not amused by her friends' irrational fear.
"Did you see her Twilight?"
Zecora is She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle.
Applejack makes it sound like her younger sister is terrified of Zecora, but Apple Bloom insists she's not.
I can take care of myself
Twilight gets crowded by her friends and Apple Bloom.
Born with... STRIPES!? Oooooohh...
"That's just it. She lives in..."
"...the Everfree Forest!" That's what I said!
"The Everfree Forest just ain't natural. The plants grow..."
"Animals care for themselves..."
Twilight is unconvinced by her friends' dramatization of the Everfree Forest's spookiness.
"Why, she's so evil, I even wrote a song about her!"
No no Pinkie, the evil Zebra was in G1
And when you look into her eyes
She'll put you in trances!
And yet Pinkie Pie places her audience in that trance.
The zebra...she really is evil! Applejack is shivering, and Apple Bloom is not amused.
"It's a work in progress."
"Well, once a month, she comes into Ponyville."
"Then, she lurks by the stores."
"And then, she digs at the ground."
"Okay, I'm sorry. But how is any of this bad? Maybe she comes to town to visit?"
I'll show them that I'm a big pony!
Pinkie sings her song (again) in the background.
Apple Bloom trying to hide while following Zecora.
"I heard that Zecora eats hay."
"Pinkie, I eat hay. You eat hay!"
"Yeah, but I heard it's the evil way she eats hay."
"Spike, you stay here in case Apple Bloom comes back."
Applejack cries Apple Bloom's name, alerting Zecora.
"Beware! Beware, you pony folk! Those leaves of blue are not a joke!"
"You keep your creepy mumbo jumbo to yourself you hear?!"
Those leaves of blue ARE a joke!
Apple Bloom is not amused (again), instead she is angry.
Applejack is not the slightest amused.
Rainbow Dash, don't do that. No really, it feels like you're touching my brain, it's not a fun feeling
Twilight is highly confident she is right.
She has proof to back herself up.
Hey, where did everypony go?
She has a nightmare in which her friends warn her about Zecora and Zecora cackles evilly.
Twilight tossing and turning.
Is there something wrong with my horn?!
"What if you're wrong, Twilight?"
"Hey, say it, don't spray it Pinkie!"
Look out, Rainbow Crash attack.
Watch out for ICBRDs (InterContinental Ballistic Rainbow Dash).
That is one hairy Rarity.
"I hate to say I told ya so, Twilight, but I told ya so!"
Why are you so surprised? I mean, it is called My Little Pony.
"It's a curse, I tells ya!"
"There doesn't seem to be a thing wrong with Fluttershy
Can you believe what has happened to me?
Come on Fluttershy, spit it out!
There's nothing wrong with Fluttershy.
So is there something wrong with you?
"What's the matter with you?"
"I don't want to talk about it."
"Look at all of you! We got..."
"I got nothin'... Twilight Sparkle. I mean seriously, I can't even work with that."
Spike at a loss for words.
"I think we'll find a cure to this curse at Zecora's place!"
"I agree with Dash! We'll go to Zecora's and force her to remove this hex!"
The "cursed" ponies having an argument.
"This is all my fault. If I hadn't followed Zecora in the first place, none of this would have happened. I just gotta fix this."
Apple Bloom, going to make things right.
"Now where does she think she's goin' this time?"
We didn't step on her, did we?
We didn't sit on her, did we!?
How am I supposed to fly now?
Maybe she's in Hairity's hair?
Well, aren't you coming, Spike?
"Nope. Uh... gotta stay here and look for a cure."
"Twilight Flopple!" Ooh, Spike, you little sneak! (giggle)
Apple Bloom, on the edge of the Everfree Forest.
A close up of Apple Bloom.
Turn around right this instant.
Apple Bloom seems to like this!
"You can't ignore a direct order from your big sister!"
Tiny Ponies, they should make toys like this!
Apple Teeny is really just a toy now.
It looks like Apple Bloom is now the elder sister of AJ.
"I'm gonna tell Big McIntosh on you!"
...Leave me here all alone!
How can Rarity see where she's going?
Hi-ho, Rainbow Dash, away!
Who's to say I can't do anything big while I'm shrunk?
Worried what they might see.
Zecora walking into her hut.
Pouring something into the pot.
A suspicious brew bubbling.
She stole your song? Pinkie, it doesn't sound anything like your song.
Pinkie Pie's version of the stare.
Fluttershy clearly not enjoying it.
Fluttershy singing Pinkie Pie's song for her.
And if you look deep in her eyes.
She'll put you in trances.
She'll mix up an evil brew.
And she'll gobble you up in a big tasty stew.
Twilight realizes it might be a curse.
Or... maybe she's just making soup.
"The perfect temperature for ponies, I presume. Now, where is that little Apple Bloom?"
Or maybe she's making Apple Bloom soup!
Because this is really going to help!
Rainbow Dash has done it this time.
"No! You know not what you do!"
What a waste of perfectly good... whatever that was.
You made it so that I couldn't talk.
"You destroy my home, destroy my work..."
"...then rudely accuse me of being a jerk?!"
"It is unwise to venture down this road."
"Your actions will make my anger explode!"
Twilight and Zecora butting heads.
"Apple Bloom! You're okay!"
Don't you dare touch a single apple on her head.
Smiling nervously at Apple Bloom.
..Before breaking into laughter.
"That plant is much like poison oak. But its results are like a joke."
"What in the hay does that mean?"
"It means this plant does not breed wrath. Instead this plant just wants a laugh."
Apple Bloom here was just collecting stuff for me.
Actually I do have this book...
..But I didn't bother to read it.
Glad that she'll whip up another one.
Mr. Greenhooves appears in this shot on the top pulling a cart of hay.
Rose runs away from Zecora.
All is right with the world.
Smiling like new found friends.
This is absolutely lovely.
The ponies search frantically for Applejack.
Guess who's the big sister again!
Why do I have to put up with this?
Pinkie more than glad to be able to talk again.
Pinkie Pie stares into your soul...